Note: The Jets didn’t have long to enjoy the win over the Lightning as they had to jet over to Sunrise as they face a Panthers team tonight that hasn’t played since beating the Stars on New Years Eve in Dallas. Both teams need the two points to continue their respective push for a playoff spot. As always be sure to keep it locked to illegalcurve.com for pre and post game news and on social media including via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.
Note II: The Moose will be back in action as they look to win three games in a row and their second straight against the Toronto Marlies. I will again join Mitch Peacock in the box providing colour analysis in the broadcast on Moosehockey.com.
TSN: Statistically Speaking – Ehlers and Laine lead Jets. Leads off with some info on the Jets dymanic duo of and includes talk about Scheifele, Trouba and Wheeler in the short shifts section.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs. Panthers. Ken gets you set for tonight’s game against Florida which includes: 1) Keeping Fresh. 2) No power outages. 3) On the flip side. 4) Contain Jagr. 5) Make it tough for Luongo. Ken’s big matchup is Mark Scheifele vs Aaron Ekblad.
Winnipeg Sun: Hellebuyck becoming the bounce-back kid for Jets. With all the panic in the air the Jets young netminder was able to continue to show that he can be resilient following a loss.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets show bounce, bottle Lightning. (Paywall). Jeff recaps the game in which the Jets won a critical game to kick start their road trip.
Tampa Bay Times: Lighting falls at home to Jets. Read about the game from the perspective of a beat writer that covers the Bolts.
TSN: Jets kick off 2017 will full team effort against Bolts. (Video). Dennis Beyak and Shane Hnidy recap the Jets’ thrilling win over the Lightning and explain why it was a full team effort that led to the victory.
Sportsnet: Ehlers capitalizes on first ever penalty shot opportunity. (Paywall). Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers gets his first chance at a penalty shot in the NHL and cashes in.
Illegal Curve: Tyler Myers wears non-contact uniform at Jets practice. Jets players were excited to see the defenceman back on the ice. Coach Maurice gave some insight on when they may be getting #57 back.
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Illegal Curve: Post-game recap. A look at the stats and audio from Nikolaj Ehlers, Connor Hellebuyck and coach Maurice.
Illegal Curve: Moose beat Marlies 2-1 on strength of Ondrej Pavelec performance. Recap includes a goal summary, lines, player spotlight and audio (Lodge, De Leo, Pavelec & coach Vincent).
Winnipeg Free Press: Pavelec key in Moose victory. (Paywall). The veteran goalie was excellent in his second straight game for Manitoba. Mike recaps the game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Which line will step as top trio for Moose? (Paywall). When you look down at the Moose lines it is difficult to pinpoint which line is just that as coach Vincent has spread out the talent. Of course when Jack Roslovic returns I suspect whatever line he and Kyle Connor are on will become the Moose top line but until then it is open for discussion.